Cleveland teen dies in crash
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Feb 19, 2013 | 6958 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A young Cleveland man died on the scene Monday evening after he reportedly crashed his car into a utility pole with the vehicle coming to rest against a tree.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to an area of Hunt Road where they found Caleb. S. Harrod, 17, inside his 2000 Dodge Neon, according to Bradley County 911 reports and an initial investigative report by trooper Philip Reagan of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Harrod was reportedly trapped and his vehicle was entangled in utility lines.

According to Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service, first reports indicated there was possibly more than one person inside the wreckage and additional ambulances and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.

“When emergency crews arrived, they found power lines on the ground and extensive damage to the vehicle. The car dragged the power pole and came to rest against a tree,” Clark said.

Bradley County Fire Rescue firefighters responded and aided in extrication.

Reagan noted Harrod was using his seat belt at the time of the crash.

According to his initial investigation, Reagan noted Harrod was traveling south on Hunt Road when he ran off the left (northbound) side of the roadway, struck the utility pole and then the tree. The impact was on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Bradley County Sheriff’s deputies also aided at the scene.

Harrod became Bradley County’s second traffic-related fatality this year and this month, according to information from THP and BCSO.

A woman died after crashing her car Feb. 13, while driving on Dry Valley Road. That crash is also under THP investigation and involved a single vehicle.